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  1. Pick_n_Strum replied to the thread Fender Champ 5f1 power transformer question..

    I believe the Classic Tone transformer is actually closer to "standard," for the 5F1. Also, the current rating should be plenty as well...

    Nov 25, 2020 at 1:39 PM
  2. Pick_n_Strum liked Jon Snell's post in the thread Fender Champ 5f1 power transformer question..

    The first shot stating 650v CT means 325 - 0 - 325 so not a problem. Similar voltages, just a different way of expressing it.

    Nov 25, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    Nov 25, 2020 at 10:50 AM
  4. Pick_n_Strum liked rockdawg55's post in the thread NGD - Brent Mason Tele.

    Took a while to find this one. Trading gigging time for practice time to learn the B-bender. Might as well make some lemonade and become...

    Brent Mason Tele.jpg PRS S2.jpg Nov 24, 2020 at 9:30 AM
  5. Pick_n_Strum liked dogmeat's post in the thread Transformers for Ceriatone Overtone Special (Dumble Overdrive Special clone).

    I've thought about this too. I tested the 2 relays I got from Hoffman that are equivalent to the Fender 5v dpdt units and they pull in...

    Nov 23, 2020
  6. Pick_n_Strum liked sds1's post in the thread Transformers for Ceriatone Overtone Special (Dumble Overdrive Special clone).

    Exactly! I only recently became keen to this fact myself designing low voltage supplies, we usually skip right over the diodes when...

    Nov 23, 2020
  7. Pick_n_Strum liked itsGiusto's post in the thread Transformers for Ceriatone Overtone Special (Dumble Overdrive Special clone).

    It's not a Twin PT I have, it's a JTM45 PT. That's a good idea. I think I'll likely use my JTM45 PT...

    Nov 23, 2020
  8. Pick_n_Strum replied to the thread Transformers for Ceriatone Overtone Special (Dumble Overdrive Special clone).

    I figured someone would straighten me out! I was dang close on my math - I guess 1.4V matters when you only got 5V to play with. I was...

    Nov 23, 2020
  9. Pick_n_Strum liked sds1's post in the thread Transformers for Ceriatone Overtone Special (Dumble Overdrive Special clone).

    You forgot about the voltage drops across the diodes. Subtract 1.4VDC and you're now at 5.6VDC Yeah I see where it says so on the...

    Nov 23, 2020
  10. Pick_n_Strum replied to the thread Transformers for Ceriatone Overtone Special (Dumble Overdrive Special clone).

    Got it - Yeah a lot of guys come up with creative ways to get power to the relays - That's absolutely the way I'd do it if I had an...

    Nov 23, 2020
  11. Pick_n_Strum liked dogmeat's post in the thread Transformers for Ceriatone Overtone Special (Dumble Overdrive Special clone).

    Mouser sells Hammond x-formers. thats prolly what I would go with. won't get a better price either I would imagine. and yes, the loss...

    Nov 23, 2020
  12. Pick_n_Strum liked SKEsq's post in the thread Transformers for Ceriatone Overtone Special (Dumble Overdrive Special clone).

    I wouldn't hesitate to use the Hammond transformers. I've used them in two builds so far, they ship pretty quickly from Mouser.

    Nov 23, 2020
  13. Pick_n_Strum liked sds1's post in the thread Transformers for Ceriatone Overtone Special (Dumble Overdrive Special clone).

    Nah no reason to shell out the dough for MM... ClassicTone is out of business, you'll be relegated to whatever stock you can find that...

    Nov 23, 2020
  14. Pick_n_Strum replied to the thread Transformers for Ceriatone Overtone Special (Dumble Overdrive Special clone).

    Can't believe you're going for the #102! I thought you were dead set on the HRM Bluesmaster. I was just writing here how you can use...

    Nov 23, 2020
  15. Pick_n_Strum liked DrewB's post in the thread Firefly (Doug Hoffman) build.

    I built my son a Firefly amp and a copy of a Marshall 1933 1x12 cab for his birthday. There is a PCB you can buy that corresponds to...

    1933 cab 1.jpg 1933 cabs 1.jpg 1933 cab front.jpg 1933 cab back.jpg Chassis 1.jpg Chassis 2.jpg Board.jpg Completed chassis.jpg Boost switch wiring.jpg Back panel wiring.jpg Nov 23, 2020